Sports Medicine

Sports MedicineRotator cuff injury, lower back problems, frequent discomfort, ache and twinge in the knee, heel injuries, and tennis elbow – these are some of the injuries that can plague professional athletes and affect their careers. They can cause discomfort for those termed as “Weekend Warriors” too.

Many sports teams – college or professional – have consulting physiatrists who work with these athletes and help them rehabilitate injuries. In order to prevent injuries and enhance performance, programs for strength and conditioning have to be designed for which PM&R plays an important role.